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MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
medicare is extremely important to their vote, obama swamps romney by, get this, 13 points. when voters in those states were asked a similar question, whom they trusted to deal with the medicare program, obama again trumps romney in all the polls. in ohio obama leads romney on medicare by 19. in florida, 15. in virginia, 13. other polls have shown president obama's advantage on medicare has grown significantly since ryan joined the ticket. so let's go back to this again, trying to figure this out. he bought into a guy who was known primarily for this voucher plan, getting rid of medicare as we know it. basically go to a doctor and the bills are paid by medicare. you can't beat a system like that, joy-ann, i don't think on this planet earth and have something paid for when you go to do it. there's nothing like it. >> and -- >> why would anybody want to change it? nobody would want to change it. >> chris, i think what's worse than that is they tried to be too cute with it. they said they're not going to touch anybody over 55. people over 55 understand their children are future seniors. th
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama leads romney by five points among likely voters nationwide. 48% to 43%. catch that, the fox poll. highly significant there. let's go right now to howard on this question. it looks to me like this divorce papers are pretty much out there right now. all that you hear now is romney doesn't really want to be stuck in that little basement where they cut medicare. >> well, mitt romney was on the campaign trail today saying, i have a little secret, i'm going to win pennsylvania. okay. he's not going to win pennsylvania. >> it's the oldest state in the union. >> he's not going to win pennsylvania with paul ryan's profile on medicare or budget cutting or anything else. so if mitt romney is serious about making a play in pennsylvania, that just underscores how inconvenient paul ryan has become. look, mitt romney did not pick paul ryan because of paul ryan's medicare or budget programs. he picked paul ryan because of his youthfulness, because of the cultural appeal, because of what paul ryan himself calls the deer hunter catholic that he is, okay? that might sell in pennsylvania, but t
Comedy Central
Sep 28, 2012 6:35pm PDT
that's not looking good either because obama currently leads romney by 10 points in ohio, 9 points in florida and 12 points in pennsylvania which wouldn't be a problem if between now and november 6th we can just get 290 million people to move to arkansas. (laughter) arkansas, come for the mess, stay because you traded your car for meth. but-- (applause) but, folks there is no reason to panic over these pole numbers. just ask mitt. >> i'm curious to what you would say to your supporters, your donors that might be concerned that this could be slipping away way. >> i'm very pleased with some polls, not with other polls but at this early stage polls go up and down. >> exactly, it's still early, there are 40 days left until the election amount of lot can happen in 40 days. bama could make a gaffe. mitt could win the debates. god could send a flood to destroy all mankind. so there's hope. (laughter) in fact, the election is so far off, why are we even talking about it. mitt isn't talking about it. last week when a reporter asked him if he was going to start campaigning harder romney resp
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
down five points. it suggests romney is down. pat who is not a republican and pollster, says, look, what the media are doing is hitting hard and spending their own money and deciding to spend money on polls in virginia and ohio states where obama is clearly clobbering romney. see, he is 8 points. he miss be losing nationwide. it's not completely wrong but it's to create a bandwagon effect that romney is a goner. >> rick: do you agree with him that we're going to hear tightening of the race and that is because the media wants to generated ratings or because there is a guilt on the mainstream media, maybe we should be covering this a little more fairly than we have bon been. you are shaking your head no? >> i do think media polls can be a little skewed. i have a friend that used to do it. ding, it's been cooked and here is what you wanted. the thing is, there is bias but it's evenly split. some are weighted towards republicans and some are weighted towards democrats so the real clear politics average so romney is down about four points. which i think sounds right to people. >> one th
Current
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
three points ahead of mitt romney. you heard that right, george w. bush is more popular than mitt romney. and some republicans are blaming the campaign's problem on the candidate himself. an anonymous romney organization top member was quoted as saying . . . and a top washington republican . . . turning to the latest swing state polls. a survey has likely voters in new hampshire backing the president a 50 to 45%. new hampshire voters also give the president a 7-point edge. in virginia the president is leading mitt romney again by two points, as does suffolk university and d.c. 12 poll. while the nevada virginia and colorado races are close, mitt romney chose to campaign today in pennsylvania. he told the crowd at the military academy. >> romney: i want to take that big cloud off of the small business world that is hang over them. three-quarters say they don't want to hire more people because of obamacare. [ cheers ] >> eliot: despite the fact that he sited his romney care act as a great success. meanwhile, both sides are gearing up for next week's big event. wednesday's first pres
PBS
Sep 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
at this point, the romney campaign is -- and he was there in michigan or today and said he thought he would be competitive there and thought he would win. no ads so far up there for his campaign. if you look at one state that he seems to be doing well in, that's north carolina. obama won that by 14,000 votes. gwen: that's really narrow. >> a state like indiana, that was a state that obama won last time. romney will win that. everyone is surprised that all of these polls are pretty much saying obama is in command of the lead. chuck talked about they lost august. one reading is that they lost the summer, the romney campaign. if you look at obama did, they did, at the start of this race was in may. that's when they started going out with tough ads and framing romney as someone who wasn't in touch with the middle class and the tax issue, him releasing his tax returns. he was always on the defensive and now he has a lot of ground to make up. gwen: is there an argument to be made that there is a policy shift going on in america's mind as well, not just a good speech or a good piece of po
WETA
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
pointed out from the very beginning, romney's strategy was that the -- essentially obama would sink of the weight of the economy and wasn't an implausible idea and still mike work and unemployment has been above 8% for 4 straight months but it is not getting over the line. the republicans are taken aback by that and don't seem to have as strong a plan b as perhaps in retrospect that they wish they will have h had had. since they aren't willing to fire obama because of the economy, there is a sense that romney hasn't shown enough detail of how he would make it better. and that's how you saw president obama said, look at my plan and that's the -- i have the details. gwen: what could happen. we heard the president talk about bumps in the road and there was to the fact that foreign policy could knock this whole thing off course or hurt. >> it could. if you talk to the president's re-election advisers in chicago, that is the top thing that worries them. they can control a lot or control the message a lot. but foreign affairs is a problem for them. potential problem for them. and we have
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> are you rooting for romney by the way? >> at this point i can't bring myself to ask for four more years of this. >> bill: you are rooting for romney. >> just like i said, i can't stand another four years of this. i will will gamble on a different approach. >> bill: there you go. directly ahead, ben stein says hillary clinton should lose her job as secretary of state over the assassination in libya. and later actor samuel l. jackson ranting on behalf of >> bill: personal story segment tonight, commentator ben stein very angry about the assassination of the american ambassador to libya. earlier this week mr. stein said this about secretary of state hillary clinton. >> she should have resigned over that murder of the ambassador in libya because it was her fault that he didn't have adequate security. >> oh o, you know what? it is a good point. you know, when -- >> -- she is in charge. >> yeah. >> if she screws up, she should resign. >> bill: joining us now from los angeles is ben stein. so, yeah, i mean, you know, in theory, yes, the person who is in charge and obviously the amba
CBS
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama by four points. 51% to 47%. in ohio, romney is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about the same z mbers in virginia, eight points behind. in those three states, of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare. oboos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orleans, he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that sajorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaini
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
disstressing and concerning is, at this point i don't know what governor romney has in mind. he's been saying all along he'll reduce taxes and shows up in ohio -- >> reducing tax rates. >> he shows up and says don't expect a huge tax cut, because what he's doing is lowering deductions and exemptions. great. i wonder if somebody will get around to telling me what those deductions and exemptions are that he's going to lower. he's been running for president for seemingly half a century and none of us know what he plans to do. i may like it, but he hasn't told me. >> the bottom line of what he's going to do, minus the specifics, he's going to lower tax rates by 20% for all income groups and get rid of the special deals and deductions that some of the big guys get. >> well, you know, not only did median income fall, but economic growth was revised downward. david, we should be enjoying 4% growth, not minus 2% growth that we've had during the obama administration. rick, romney may have been running for president forever, but obama has been president for almost -- you know, for 3 1/2 years. >> and i
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
outsourcing a lot of money overseas. >> two points, david. romney, what he does it's vol temporary. when the government does, it's taking our resources and playing politics with it. it's about trade barrier, stealing our intellectual property rights, what both candidates should be focused on, not this thing about who invests more in china. >> david: if it's private money, may it go where it will. private investors are free to do with their money, but not my money, not my tax dollars. >> i hav no allergic relax to governor romney investing in china, if that's what he wants to do. the issue is he makes these investments, goes out on the campaign trail, trashes china, tells us these things he's going to get tough about, when we know he's never going to do any of it. >> david: how do we know any of it, by the way? >> we don't know it, but i'm pretty darn sure. here's the most interesting part, when he finally releases his tax return, we see he quickly sold off the investment he had because he looked guilty. that's kind of silly, isn't it? like the kid getting caught with his hand in the cook
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 1:00am PDT
tonight. capitalism vs. socialism. romney vs. obama that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. mother jones possibly one of fidel castro's favorite publications put out another old video of mitt romney. >> bain capital is an investment partnership, which was formed to invest in start up companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully a to 8 years later to harvest them at a significant profit. we had the consulting resources and management skills and management resources to become actively involved in the companies we invested in to help them realize their potential values. >> bill: even though mother jones is appalled, that's what capitalism is. you grow companies, you make them more profitable. then if you are lucky, you sell them forlights of money. that's the free marketplace. that's capitalism. yeah sometimes the free market system is brutal but it does provide vast opportunity for those willing to work hard and take chances. capitalism has made the u.s.a. the most powerful nation on earth. it's the primary reason that milli
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm EDT
7 points. do we still call michigan a swing state? mitt romney supporters, you can drop your hands from in front of your eyes here. the latest poll has mitt romney up by 4 in michigan, which is a lot less than the 12 point and 14-point leads the president has also had in michigan in month. we also have national polls and mitt romney, it's time for the finger vision. the latest fox news national polls shows president obama up a by 5 points. that's the fox news poll. the gallup daily tracking poll had been close. now gallup shows president obama up a by 6. even the quite ostentatiously republican leaning rasmussen poll gives president obama a 1-point lead nationally. in the states that matter, the obama campaign is ahead. things could change. we've got the debate starting n next week, there's long way to go, it's politics, anything could happen. but right now the obama campaign is solidly and consistently ahead. tactically what that means is the obama campaign has to convert being ahead in people's preferences to actual votes. since they are clearly ahead, a good time to get those vo
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
themselves to this point, whether it's mr. romney's tax returns, or the lack thereof, or getting rich by laying off factory workers or the tape where he says half the country is a bunch of lazy bums and victims who depend on the government and he doesn't care about them. whatever it is that turned their candidate into the 2012 reincarnation of thurston howell except in this reincarnation thurston is mean, whatever it is that has done that it's just killing him in the polls in every state. if the romney campaign does nothing else they must, must, must make sure that nobody anywhere near mitt romney does that rich guy can't relate to people like me thing again. here's the romney campaign last night. >> both mitt and i have summer places up in new hampshire on lake winnipesaukee. a few summers ago i was traching my grandchildren and children to town to get ice cream and we got into the docks and they were all full, looked around, there was no place to park so we stopped at the dock, they all jumped off and ran up the dock and i realized there was nobody in the boat to help me dock the boat.
WHUT
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
supposed to be a base motivator and the polls show romney really falling behind at this point, is it going to help? >> i don't finish she falling behind. there are so many polls out there that you can look at. but it really -- >> most recent abc news, washington post, and those kind of polls have shown us is that activityically significant gap and in the battle ground states, it's even worse like in ohio. all of a sudden they were neck-and-neck and a few months ago, romney was ahead and obama is 6 or 7 points ahead. >> you have to look at enthusiasm in those numbers and i think that is where they are aiming for. pun intended. it's to keep those enthusiasm numbers high and they are very high. they are high or about at the point you want them the week or two before the election. they are that high. and i think ryan did this, i don't finish it was a political stunt as much as it was him showing his personal side of who he is and he's a family man and he is an outdoors man too. >> i have to say this. i know gun control has not been a big issue in this campaign because i have to say obama has n
Current
Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm PDT
criticism of the polls is craziness. they are telling a story, and the story at this point is that romney is losing. >> jennifer: fox new's own poll agrees that the president is ahead. it found that the president was up by five points and that's roughly the same as what those other totally biased polls found, those polls from the socialist mouthpiece bloomberg news. but just watch fox and friends try to squirm out of that up with. >> the problem is they are skewed. >> our signs isn't skewed -- >> though polls -- the -- they are overpolling democrats. >> jennifer: okay. their signs is not skewed. it's not wrong, it's just not right-winging us for republicans. it seems that even republicans alternate reality bites. now let us try to separate the fantasy, reality, and the conspiracies of the right-wing with democratic strategist and syndicated columnist karl frisch. karl is joining us from washington, d.c. great to have you back inside "the war room." >> good evening, governor. >> jennifer: do you think they are just grasping at straws with this? in other words they have nothing, so they are
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
for a moment, both president obama and mitt romney this week pointed out how helpful an endorsement from former president clinton can be. in fact, politico has called it the clinton crutch. how much will president obama be relaying on the former president to sell his economic plan, specifically? >> sure. well, look, president obama is a fantastic advocate for president obama. he's got a unique perspective that he brings to this campaign. having been through some of the challenges with the economy that the president faces today during the 1990s, and having implemented very similar proposals in terms of investing in education and investing in infrastructure, responsibly bringing down the debt, so his is a voice that we think is a very powerful voice in helping to tell the president's story. we think he's going to be a great advocate for us. we're excited he's giving us that time and we're excited to have him out advocating for the president on the trail. >> brent, hypothetically, let's say the president is re-elected. what's his first order of business next year, is it immigration ref
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
assumptions. mitt romney would have to get double john mccain's margin of 18 points. could have to up to 36 points. that is if it does not change. d, ands does get realize if the white college graduates face about the same, it means that met romney would have to get north of 40 point margin of the white voter. let's take a look of where we are now. this is the gold standard. breaks. this shows that obama is leading by 8 points. if you look at the averages, it is a bit high. the averages are running about four points. you are probably up by five points. this is within the averages. it is similar to the pole from the heartland monitor which will talk about later. overall top line, a look at the margin, 91 points. that is basically identical. 7222 among 852 margin. most have been showing this. what this means is that the idea that obama could get 80% of the minority vote is quite logical based on these and other data that looks like what he will get. this shows you the break out for college graduates. , obama is doing a little bit better among white graduate voters than he did in 2008. amon
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. >> are you rooting for romney by the way? >> at this point i can't bring myself to ask for four more years of this. >> bill: you are rooting for romney. >> just like i said, i can't stand another four years of this. i will will gamble on a different approach. >> bill: there you go. directly ahead, ben stein says hillary clinton should lose her job as secretary of state over the assassination in libya. and later actor samuel l. jackson ranting on behalf of of --pe gutfeld and mcguirk upcoming. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) roadrunner: meep meep. meep meep? (sfx: loud thud sound) what a strange place. geico®. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. zon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what'sretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
romney's favorability rate rgz in the low 40s which is almost 10 points lower than president obama's and three points lower than former president george w. bush at this point. voters in several swing states also say they believe president obama cares more about the needs and problems they are currently facing. this is a snapshot here of florida, ohio and pennsylvania. when you look at which candidate voters think will implement policies favoring the middle class, president obama comes out ahead of governor romney in those same three states. joining me now for strategy talk, msnbc political analyst and republican strategist and publisher of mullings.com. rich i'll begin with you here. how frustrating are these numbers for the romney camp and the gop? is there any buyer's remorse? do you still think there is time without some dramatic event to turn this around? >> yeah. i disagree with the crew you had on earlier. i don't think that there is a hail mary necessary on wednesday night. i think one of the things that the romney team is looking for is simply for governor romney to reassure
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
trailing the president as much as ten points in some polls, governor romney made this bold prediction. >> it is an honor to be here with you and to be here with these cadets and to be at this extraordinary place that so many presidents past have visited. and well, a president future is visiting today. >> and when i become president of the united states. >> i'm going to win pennsylvania and i'm going to become the next president of the united states. >> we'll be talking with our political journalists about all that in just a moment. today there's reaction and a rare reversal from u.s. intelligence official on what happened in libya. officials now admit they got it wrong. the director of national intelligence office says "we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information." and the intelligence community now believes it was a "deliberate and organized attack" which left the u.s. ambassador and three others dead. now members of congress from both parties are demanding answers. on the ground in benghazi, investigators can't even get to the scene. nbc's mike viqueira i
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
campaign saying of romney he'll be a "prepared, disciplined and aggressive debater," pointing to the 20 debates romney had in the primaries. and as we've seen before, debates can hinge on one moment. >> how has the national debt personally affected each of your lives and if it hasn't, how can you honestly find a cure for the economic problems of the common people if you have no experience in what's ailing them? >> well, i think the national debt affects everybody. obviously, it has a lot to do with interest rates. >> she's saying you personally. >> you. on a personal basis, how has it affected you? >> has it affected you personally? >> well, i'm sure it has. i love my grandchildren -- >> how? >> i want to think that they're going to be able to afford an education. if the question -- maybe i'll get it wrong. >> reporter: then candidate bill clinton walking toward her. >> you know people who lost their jobs, lost their homes? >> well, yeah, uh-huh. >> well, i've been governor of a small state for 12 years. i'll tell you how it's affected me. in my state, when people lose their jobs, there
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
bubble are mitt romney's 47% comments, versions of which have become common place to the point of cliche in right wing circles and ones in which romney offered inside the safety and conservative bubble and it was leaked out. in the song, 10 crack commandments biggie smalls offered a set of rules for drug dealers who want to avoid perils. >> never get high on your own supply. >> same with political strategists. don't start believing that everyone out there in the voting booth is seeing the world the way you do. the gop has i think lost sight of this simple wisdom. they are now smoking what they're dealing. it's a big part of why those poll numbers look the way they do and a good reminder of the dysfunction and incompetence that happen when people in charge only listen to themselves. i'm going to talk to my panel about the consequences of living inside the conservative bubble when we get back. maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of event or some issue breaks their way. even that i think would be difficult at this point for romney to catch up. i think after the debate, by the way, assuming he sticks to a script, doesn't do something spontaneous and calamitous, memorizes his answers, we may see the press give him a little bit of a ride and say, well, it's time to say this thing isn't over and romney still has a chance. when you listen to him like in that pennsylvania excerpt you showed today, the only way he can carry pennsylvania when you look at these polls is if voter suppression works there. if the voter suppression law is upheld by the courts, that is the only way they can win pennsylvania and that's to steal it. >> what about the first debate? it's next week. is it a must win? and what kind of candidate are we're going to see in mitt romney? he's touched other opponents. he's challenged them to a $10,000 bet. he's lost his cool, he's shouted them down. is what what's he's going to do on wednesday night? >> no, i don't think he's going to do that. the way he can win the debate is if he prepares very
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
florida, the poll of polls show romney trailing the president by ten points. republicans have tried, but failed to win pennsylvania in recent presidential elections. just ask john mccain, who made his own last-ditch effort. >> just one day left until we take america in a new direction. we need to win in pennsylvania and tomorrow, with your help, we will win! >> it's unclear what kind of resources romney would put into pennsylvania when asked whether the campaign would buy any add ads here, that's for the obama campaign to know and the romney campaign to worry about. >>> now to a a nn romney a pretty constant presence on the campaign trail and now opening up about a big concern. while campaigning in nevada she sat down to talk about the campaign and her concerns if her husband should win. >> i think my biggest concern, obviously, would be just for his mental well being. i have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy, and in his understanding of what's missing right now in the economy. you know, the
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
polling average now has obama up 4.1 points over mitt romney in national poles. nate silver's prediction model put barack obama's odds of winning the election above 80% for the first time ever. swing state polling just this week seems to confirm the trend. a new quinnipiac "new york times" cbs poll shows surprisingly strong leads for the president. the galup tracking poll shows obama up six points. it's pretty hard to survey the polling data and not come to the conclusion that barack obama is beating mitt romney, that if the election were held today barack obama would win and that romney has a relatively steep though certainly not insurmountable uphill climb to victory. that is if you operate in the alternate epi stem mick universe of the media. >> that begs the question, are these polls dishonest? >> no. look, we endo you them with a falls scientific precision. >> these polls, i don't pay attention to them. >> polling is very good at saying how you're going to vote. it's very bad at saying who's going to vote. >> these two polls today are designed to convince everybody this election is
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
week's debate from a man who might know, karl rove. and it points to what a tricky task romney has on his hands. in an op-ed, rove says, quote, mr. romney must call out the president. that is not so easy. mr. romney can't call mr. obama a liar. that's too harsh a word that would backfire. mr. romney must instead set the record straight in a presidential tone firm, respectful, but not deferential. joining me to talk about it from washington, richard goodstein, a democratic strategist who helped get al gore ready for the debates in 2000. on the phone from nebraska, brett o'donnell who is debate coach for mitt romney for part of the republican primary season. good afternoon to both of you gentlemen. >> good to be with you. >> let me start with you. tell me about the balance that romney has to strike, calling out, calling out president obama without appearing to be unfair or perhaps even nasty. >> well, i think it's all a matter of tone and language. and for governor romney, i would describe it as being respectfully but passionately aggressive. so in the way he refers to the president, re
FOX Business
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
conversation. romney was up about nine points one month ago. remember their reelection with governor walker? he won by seven. is a stale conversation. it is not that it would. 25 points and one month? >> obama every election campaign knows they are in trouble with catholics. individual calls are going out telling blatant bias about the president's position saying he does not support abortion. is the most extreme president on that issue this country has ever seen. lou: thank you for your voices. angry liberal bill more is added again. he hates republicans republicans, president obama we have that next. the president's confusing lack of transparency on the murder of our ambassador. comparing benghazi to watergate. author of the amateur joins us. and karl rove among our guest next week. lou: united nations on a mission to become the tax master. considering new global taxes to transfer trillions of dollars. among the tax proposed remember secretary of state clinton is enthusiastic. one% tax on all billionaires' and all financial transactions carbon emissions, airline tickets she suggests she is
FOX Business
Sep 28, 2012 10:00pm EDT
than 1%. carter had 33% bid over ford. after the debate he cut -- could data five points. carter seemed to have a consistent advantage although the final debate changed everything. no obama is showing a lead over romney the pollsters say finding the right sample can be tricky. >> we know from ex polls republican respond less from new or -- news organizations and democrat. >> gallop had michael dukakis leading by 17 points but lost by 17.5%. he was tied with clinton in october although he one. one pollster questions the assumption made from today's polls. >> they assume you have the same high level of african-american, latino, yo ung people from 2008. >> david axelrod said polls are widely different in the methodologies so to think they are all wrong. but this is a close race. as we have always predicted. >> the race is not over. it can go back and forth 34 times. met romney half's to create the moment of. >> in the past races were the lead was cut or flipped it is roughly 5% and some cases it was the debate that moved the nidal. lou: our congressional correspondent. thank you mik
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
lowering expectations. president obama's people point to all the debates mitt romney did during the primaries as well as his recent practice sessions. >> you know, i'll say mitt romney has a bit more practice than the president. he's done a lot of them recently. so, you know, we'll wait to see. >> are you nervous. >> he's a much better debater. >> who? >> mitt romney. >> that was the press sector the obama campaign insisting that mitt romney is a much better debater. a thursday memo shows romney campaign senior adviser playing the same game and i'm quoting her now when she says president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. this will be the eighth one h onone presidential debate of his political career for mitt romney, it will be his first. and listen to what romney himself tells abc news. >> i don't worry about the opportunity to be on the air and to face the president. he has his views. i have mine. >> all right. so just how influential are these debates for the voters out there? joining us
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
romney's support here and a recent cnn poll of polls shows him ahead six points. the obama campaign launched this attack ad on thursday airing in virginia and a handful of other states and as early voting starts up in a number of states, the president framed his closing argument in a positive ad where he talks directly to the camera. >> it's time for a new economic patriotism, rooted in the believe that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. >> that is a message that president obama reiterated in virginia as he pushes a newly framed set of proposals. economic patriotism as he calls it, reducing oil imports and also giving tax breaks to companies that invest in the u.s. >> i assume the president is spending a lot of his time these days gettinged ready for that debate wednesday night. >> certainly in the big mush is the goin to be as he heads to nevada here in the next couple of days and will be preparing as you know his partner senator john kerry who will be filling the shoes in these mock proposals. the campaign doesn't want to talk a whole lot about the pr
Current
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm PDT
it? that's paul ryan. wait a second, romney rooip, romney, ryan. there we go. all right. that's great. >> oh sweet jesus. >>and now to my point. that is a whole bunch of bunk! the powerful my steal an election but they cannot steal democracy. septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable. the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups by sending you monthly doses right to your door so you will never forget to maintain your system. sign up at rid-x.com. are they contagious? i don't think so. [ male announcer ] contract the rainbow! taste the rainbow! >> eliot: in a climate worker rights have been under attack the teacher's strike resulted in significant gains for teachers and the educational reforms they support. in president of the american federation of teachers, the chicago teachers' national union, wrote and i quote . . . weingarten, the president of the american federation of teachers, the chicago teachers' national union. randi, thank for joining us. >> it's always great to be with you, eliot. >> eliot: thank you. you did reform late the education con
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
turn out is they feel like romney is going to lose by five points, which the polls show now. so we has to close that gap to make sure a few republicans don't stay home on election because they feel like it's a lost cause. >> mitt romney campaigning in ohio this week. he spoke repeatedly about his empathy for struggling americans. i want to take a listen, and then we'll talk about it on the other side. take a listen. >> i've been across this country. my heartaches for the people i've seen. i think the president cares about the people of america. i care about all the people in america. but i know how to help the people of america. we have people that are hurting. we have people who are disabled and people who are poor. they need our help, and they receive our help. we're a charitable people. >> we are a charitable people, karen. is this compassionate conservatism 2.0? >> oh, of course. because mitt romney cares so much about those people over there. are you kidding me? come on. in particularly, he was in ohio, which is actually doing fairly well, much better than the national average
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
. when mitt romney talks about dodd frank, this is micro targeting. dodd frank is obnoxious to probably fewer people, so their views count for a lot. i take ben's point about don't be distracted. the problem is that the romney campaign's big message have been counterproductive. they should be talking about jobs and employment. they spend a lot of time talking about the ryan plan, medicare and medicaid. talking about lyme disease is a big improvement over a day spent talking about taking medicare away from people. >> that is the faintest craze of a political campaign you're going to hear. it's not -- at a moment when mitt romney is losing, it does not strike me that that's that's going to turn it around. >> we're going to be finding out what they are focused on. up next, a shocking admission from apple. truly shocking from this company and today, new details released in the massacre at the colorado movie theatre in aurora. why the man accused of the murders was banned from his college campus well before the scroll... tap... pinch... and zoom... in your car. introducing the all-n
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
have mitt romney trailing president obama in two more swing states. five points in new hampshire and two in virginia. although i wanted to highlight the virginia one. there had been other polls to show that gap wider. this would be a much better than expected result than some of the others we've seen. this week, all in has not been kind to the republican candidate, as polls have shown him falling behind the president. but he is not showing any change in confident. >> i've got a little secret here and that is that obama campaign thinks that pennsylvania is in their pocket. they don't need to worry about it. and you're right and they're wrong. we're going to win pennsylvania. we're going to take the white house. >> he's going to have to overcome a big deficit to do it, but people do like a comeback kid. max, jen, the obama campaign press secretary. two very different problems. one, you don't want to get complacent and two, you don't want to get too far behind. matt, mitt romney was in pennsylvania today. obviously, the poll of polls that we have here show him behind ten points. i know
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
. it is not working. >> christine, mitt romney has a point. that gdp number shows a very weak economy. americans are feeling better about the economy, despite the fact that we have hard numbers that show the economy is not doing well. what's going on? >> the consumer confidence is taken from the third quarter, right? that was the second quarter. in the second quarter we had the drought and that was something that suppressed economic technology and it is going to be overcome. the question is, are people feeling a little bit better now as we get closer to the election because the economy isn't -- >> you're saying it's an anomaly. >> it's a rear view mirror indicator and now people are looking forward. you look at the polls over and over again and majority of people say feels bad now, but i think it's going to get better next year and optimism is something that counts in the economy and you're starting to get a little optimism and one reason i thank you guys is because this was an emergency for four years and now bad things about the economy have become chronic, not emergency any more. p
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